Allowing someone to perform plastic surgery on you requires a lot of trust. To have that trust breached when they leave you with an unfortunate final result can be devastating.
Botched plastic surgeries can be extremely life-threatening. For example, the “Brazilian Butt Lift” (BBL) is known as one of the most deadly. In 2019, a Miami-based clinic made international news for killing 8 different women in just 6 years with BBLs. In these surgeries, surgeons will suck out fat from one area, and then inject it into other areas to make your bum bigger. The problem is that there are major veins and nerves here that lead to your brain. What ends up happening is the fat goes inside these veins and ends up in the victim’s heart and lungs, causing heart attacks and cardiac arrest.
The reality is that these surgeries should either be completely banned or at least heavily regulated. However, these surgeons are still able to operate in the US, which shows the risky “wild west” nature of the plastic surgery industry.
If you’ve been injured or disadvantaged in some way from plastic surgery, you may be entitled to compensation. Get in touch with Neumann Law Group today to see what your options are.
Common types of plastic surgery injuries are:
- Aesthetically ridiculous outcomes: For example, crooked breasts, strange noses, uneven lips, etc.
- Blood clots
- Nerve damage
- Organ failure
These are just common injuries, but when it comes to body modifications, almost anything can go wrong.
Suing a plastic surgeon
A lawsuit against a plastic surgeon is ostensibly the same as any medical malpractice lawsuit. One has to prove that the surgeon failed to perform their duties in a reasonable, prudent manner at the same par as other people in their industry.
Simply being disappointed with how it looks or wishing your breasts were a little smaller is not enough. The outcome of a surgery has to be “unreasonably” beyond what is to be expected from standard levels of professionalism.
Compensation can come in the form of:
- Punitive damages like pain and suffering
- Loss of income if you’re now unable to work
- Medical costs
- Therapy or rehabilitation
- If you’ve lost a loved one to plastic surgery gone wrong, you can sue for wrongful death
Just because you signed some papers, doesn’t mean a surgeon can do whatever they want without taking some responsibility.
Do you need help seeking compensation after plastic surgery in Detroit?
If you’ve been the victim of negligent and irresponsible plastic surgery that left you injured or disfigured, make sure to contact Neumann Law Group today. Neumann has been getting results in medical malpractice lawsuits for years, and he can do the same for you.
Neumann Law Group
400 Renaissance Center #2600
Detroit, MI 48243
Phone: (248) 216-1660
Fax: (231) 221-0051